IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant 2020: Quick-Response Research on COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Deadline: June 4, 2020

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) are offering a competitive grant for research collaboration. Technologists and researchers from IsDB Member Countries are invited to submit research and innovation proposals that can help address challenges directly and indirectly related to COVID-19.

Research Areas

Examples of specific themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of COVID-19
  • Dealing with consequences of COVID-19
  • Regional studies of COVID-19 infection
  • Identification of possible sources of viruses: prevention of new zoonotic diseases
  • HIV, SARS, MERS, COVID-19: lessons to learn on infections arising through species jump
  • Evolution of viral disease: from animal to human and mutations of human strains
  • Developing an emergency R&D response to any emerging infectious disease
  • Discovery and development of diagnostics and therapeutics in viral outbreaks
  • Dealing with viral infections: real-time data collection of the spread and preparation for future outbreaks
  • Remote diagnosis and treatment

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